Things are happening so fast in the garden at this time of year, it's hard to keep track of it all.
These are all perennials that have done very well over the last 10 years. Some planted with care and forethought, others just because that's where there was an open spot.
These hosta's originally came from Megan, a friend who has long since moved to Wichita. I remember the day I went to her house and we dug them up from the spot where the gardener that lived there before Megan had planted them. I have since divided and given to friends as well.
That's the beauty of gardening. Passing things around. Seeing what works. Moving things that don't work. Accepting that there will be failures. Rejoicing in successes. Teaching your younger friends what you have learned.
Every year I try something new. This year it is the bare root poppies I planted in the fall. They foliage is coming up nicely but I see nary a sign of a bloom. Is it too early or should I not expect them to bloom the first year? I am hoping one of you will be able to pass your wisdom along to me.